| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 election, and activists have been working hard to sign people up.
Voter participation typically drops when there is no presidential contest on the ballot. But there are several close races for...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:35 PM
For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council.
But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:05 PM
In a feisty radio debate Wednesday, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver suggested that the county's response to the emerging Ebola crisis has been too sluggish, prompting rival Sheila Kuehl to say he was unnecessarily scaring the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver laid out competing views on the need for changes in state environmental laws during a debate in Studio City, crucial ground in their contest to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
Roughly half of the 2 million...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Los Angeles County is shortly to begin a new era, and not just because two new members of the Board of Supervisors will take their seats in December, along with a new sheriff and county assessor. There will be a consent decree that will likely impose...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One of the many thorns thrust into the sides of law students is the requirement that they learn the Rule Against Perpetuities, a complicated, ancient but still sensible legal formula that is meant to restrict a person's continuing ability, after death, to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and other L.A. County officials deserve high marks for adopting the diversion pilot program for mental illness offenders involved in misdemeanor-level crimes. ("Mental illness program...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has raised nearly twice as much money, a little more than $1 million, as his rival Sheila Kuehl, a former state lawmaker, in their campaign to succeed retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in the Nov. 4 election....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:40 PM
In a decision at odds with agency policy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials agreed Thursday to rename two rail stations in honor of sitting board members who will be leaving office later this year.
The terminus of the Red Line subway will...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:25 PM
How should Los Angeles say “thanks” to long-serving politicians who have done the people's business through good times and bad? When a fruit basket just isn't enough, the honorarium of choice for L.A. County supervisors and other local elected...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and her staff last year started monitoring the number of sheriff's patrol cars in East Los Angeles and other unincorporated areas in her district. They found that often there were not as many on the streets as...